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Extreme poverty rises again in Latin America
Latin America
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Latin America
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Extreme poverty rises again in Latin America

AFP - January 16, 2019

Extreme poverty in Latin America hit its highest level for nine years in 2017, according to a report by the UN's Economic Commission for Latin America and…

Latin America and Caribbean is world’s most violent region, study says
Crime
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Crime
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Latin America and Caribbean is world’s most violent region, study says

AFP / Paulina Abramamovich - December 1, 2018

Latin America and the Caribbean is the most violent region on the planet, accounting for 39 percent of the world's murders, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) said…

Both hunger and obesity increase in Latin America
Food
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Food
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Both hunger and obesity increase in Latin America

AFP and Tico Times - November 8, 2018

Hunger and obesity are on the rise in Latin America, particularly in Venezuela, Argentina and Bolivia. In 2017, 39.3 million people were undernourished and 3.6 million were…

Abortion in Latin America: four women’s voices
Abortion
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Abortion
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Abortion in Latin America: four women’s voices

Lucia Lacurcia / AFP - September 4, 2018

To legalize or not to legalize, that is the question on the lips of many legislators in Latin America since Argentina opted not to decriminalize abortion following…

Brazil sends troops after clashes at Venezuela border
Brazil
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Brazil
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Brazil sends troops after clashes at Venezuela border

AFP / Paula Ramon - August 21, 2018

SAO PAULO, Brazil— Brazil's President, Michel Temer, called an emergency meeting of key ministers Sunday after ordering troops to the border with Venezuela as regional tensions build…

Bus accident in Ecuador kills 24
Latin America
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Latin America
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Bus accident in Ecuador kills 24

AFP - August 14, 2018

QUITO, Ecuador — A bus carrying travelers from Colombia and Venezuela crashed in Ecuador early Tuesday, killing 24 people and injuring 18 others, officials said. The dead included…

Colombia’s Duque takes office with full agenda of thorny issues
Colombia
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Colombia
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Colombia’s Duque takes office with full agenda of thorny issues

AFP / Hector Velasco and Rodrigo Almonacid - August 7, 2018

Colombia's new President Ivan Duque has his work cut out for him as he takes office Tuesday amid heightened tensions with neighboring Venezuela and the lingering difficulties…

Chile, Costa Rica join forces on environmental issues, gender equality
Foreign Policy
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Foreign Policy
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Chile, Costa Rica join forces on environmental issues, gender equality

The Tico Times - July 10, 2018

Chilean President Sebastian Piñera, left, and Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado sign bilateral agreements at Casa Presidencial in San José on July 9, 2018. The agreements included…

World Cup fever comes at a cost for soccer-loving Latin American fans
World Cup 2018
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World Cup 2018
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World Cup fever comes at a cost for soccer-loving Latin American fans

AFP - June 26, 2018

The chance to see the likes of Lionel Messi or Neymar in the flesh as well as take in the sights of Russia has seen tens of…

Costa Rican rapper Nativa releases new album
Music and Concerts
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Music and Concerts
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Costa Rican rapper Nativa releases new album

Elizabeth Lang - June 12, 2018

Costa Rican rapper Nativa has released her second album, "Semilla Nativa" ("Native Seed"), which combines rap with Latin American rhythms and activist lyrics. The album is released…

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